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Introduction and History

       In 1957, the School of Music was set up in the National Taiwan Academy of Arts, the predecessor of National Taiwan University of Arts. By then, a five-year program recruiting junior high school & vocationally trained graduates was offered to provide them with extended period of music education and training.
       Prof. Xue-yong Shen was the first Head that took up the significant role in leading and managing the Music department, succeeded by Heads namely, Yun-Ling Lin, Wei-Liang Shih, Jin-Quan Dai, Shui-Lung Ma, Rev. Joseph Ly (Zhen-bang), Nien-Fu David Liao, Fu-Chien Cho, Shun-Hsien Lin, Shih-Hsien Hsu, Die Wu, Tong-Fang Cho, Yung-Wen Tsai and the current Fu-Chien Cho. Over the years, our graduates have demonstrated distinguished achievement on their overseas study or engagement as music artists locally.
       The music facilities within the department include 52 practice rooms, 4 teaching studios, audio-visual library, computer-aided music classroom, recording studios, musical instrument room, percussion instrument practice room, ensemble classroom, audio-visual classroom and a concert hall. Our department also houses 74 upright and grand pianos, 4 harps, 2 harpsichords, a full set of brass instrument family and a full set of percussion instrument family. Electronic teaching materials and tools are available and gradual addition to various teaching facilities is scheduled.
       The Music Department offers 2 classes for enrollment that cover respective groups stated as follows: 6 students for music theory and composition, 14 for keyboard, 10 for vocal, 14 for strings, 2 for plucked strings (including harp & guitar), 12 for brass instruments, and 2 for percussion instruments, adding up to 60 students. University entrance exam is taken in accordance to the current examination set by the Department of the Ministry of Education.
       Being rigorously trained and well experienced in varied ensemble performances, our graduates are often the most sought after members in various orchestral groups and has accounted for a high proportion in the current National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra.